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Entries by John Shore from 05/2012

Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion

This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.

To Christians Who Still Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion

Christians today who take seriously the search for truth must admit that the old axiom that homosexuality is a sin has been forever reduced in status from objective truth to subjective opinion.

A Pastor's Genocidal Solution to the Gay Rights Problem

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion

The good pastor's idea for "gettin' rid of all the lesbians and queers" is to build "a great big large fence" around all the gay people, electrify it, and then allow the people penned in by the fence to die.

They're Here, They're Queer, They've Plenty to Fear: LGBT Students Form Secret Club at Conservative Christian University

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Gay Voices

If you imagine American Christianity as a 1950s city in the Midwest, Biola University would be its Central High. Biola is the sort of place where the Church Lady would have been head cheerleader. So you can imagine my surprise when, on the afternoon of May 9, I received this email.

Pastor Worley, Heresy the Troll and That Old Time Religion

| Posted 05.25.2012 | Religion

There's nothing wrong with Christianity. There's something wrong with many Christians, of course. But that's only because Christians are people and people are imperfect. But all of us can, and most of us do, evolve.

Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State writes IRS about Pastor Charles Worley

| Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion

I think Barry W. Lynn's letter could prove to be the snowball that finally starts the avalanche that ultimately wipes out political proselytizing from the pulpit of American churches.